- London Climate Change Agency
The London Climate Change Agency Limited (LCCA), a municipal company owned by the
London Development Agency(LDA) that works in partnership with private sector companies (notably EDF Energy) to design, finance, construct, own and operate decentralised low energy and zero-carbon projects for London, as well as providing services to others. It operates in the areas of energy, water, waste and transport.
The Agency was launched on 20 June
2005to implement a manifestocommitment by Ken Livingstonein the 2004 elections for the Mayor of London. Its budget for 2006-07 is £815,000, 63% of which is funded directly by the LDA [http://mqt.london.gov.uk//public/question.do?id=15718] . The Chief Executive Officer is Allan Jones, who previously led the development of the pioneering sustainable community energy systemin Woking. The London Climate Change Agency plans to create a similar system for London.
As of 2006, London produces 7% of the UK's
carbon emissions[http://www.livingwithclimate.fi/linked/en/Bosteels.pdf] . The LCCA is seen as one of the key vehicles for delivering the Mayor's energy strategy [http://www.london.gov.uk/mayor/strategies/energy/index.jsp] , which targets cuts in these emissions of 20% by 2010 and 60% by 2050 (although achieving the first of these targets is unlikely). The Agency is also expected to play a role in ensuring that the London Olympic games are the first to be powered by low carbon technology [http://www.defra.gov.uk/news/latest/2005/sustain-0707.htm] .
Renewable energy installations
The LCCA has received planning permission for a number of
renewable energyinstallations including:
photovoltaiccells at City Hall [http://home.nestor.minsk.by/build/press/2006/09/1522.html]
*The UK's first combined photovoltaic and
wind turbinesystem at the Palestra building, Blackfriars Road[http://www.lda.gov.uk/server/show/ConWebDoc.1578]
Energy policy of the United Kingdom
Energy use and conservation in the United Kingdom
Large Cities Climate Leadership Group
Zero energy building
* [http://www.lcca.co.uk LCCA Homepage]
* [http://www.iee.org/OnComms/PN/powersysequip/Alan%20Jones.pdf Allan Jones: Let’s Get Local]
* [http://www.london.gov.uk/mayor/environment/energy/docs/powering-london-21st-century.pdf Powering London into the 21st Century]
* [http://www.london.gov.uk/mayor/environment/energy/docs/comm-heating-summary.pdf London Community Heating Development Study]
* [http://www.london.gov.uk/gla/publications/environment/londons_warming02.pdf The impacts of climate change on London]
* [http://www.london.gov.uk/mayor/environment/energy/partnership-steering-group/index.jsp London Energy Partnership]
* [http://www.jeanlambertmep.org.uk/downloads/reports/Hothouses.pdf Climate change and London’s housing]
In the media
*June 22, 2006(?), "Positive Power:" [http://www.positivepower.co.uk/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=153 London’s Transport Museum goes solar powered]
*May 25, 2006, "Architect's Journal:" [http://www.construct2012.co.uk/nav?page=construct2012.news.print&view_resource=4895996 London Climate Change Agency funds diverted to finance the Olympics]
*March 6, 2006, "
Greater London Authority:" [http://www.london.gov.uk/view_press_release.jsp?releaseid=7465 EDF Energy to partner the London Climate Change Agency]
*June 29, 2005, "
The Guardian:" [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/interviews/story/0,11660,1516676,00.html Wake-up call from Woking]
*June 20, 2005, "
BBC:" [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4110910.stm London to be the 'greenest city']
* June 20, 2005, "
Greater London Authority:" [http://www.london.gov.uk/view_press_release.jsp?releaseid=5234 London Climate Change Agency launched]
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